The University of Tasmania is committed to ensuring equitable access to web content to people with a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities.
Web content includes web pages and other dynamic content and documents delivered via the internet. If content cannot be perceived in the same form, then the experience should have the same outcome for everyone.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Version 2) (WCAG 2.0) is a set of recommendations to assist providers of web content to maximise every user's web experience. They are provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The Australian Government has mandated compliance with WCAG 2.0 and has outlined a Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy. All universities need to make their websites accessible because they fall under the definition of services provided for education under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992). The Australian Human Rights Commission, which enforces this Act, endorses WCAG 2.0
If any information or service provided is inaccessible to you or you are experiencing problems accessing content for any reason, please contact us.